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Pay to earn games like Axie Infinity have been the latest craze these days, allowing games to earn actual money while enjoying the game. To push the P2E effort further, gaming platform OP Games has raised $8.6m in funding to enable game developers to monetize their work using Web 3.0. OP Games has started OP Arcade, a hub where players can play HTML5 games and compete in tournaments that will allow players to play games all while interacting with the developers to help shape the future of the game. The platform is built on Etherium and the NEAR protocol, and will be focused on community-owned games involving NFTs and DAOs. CEO and co-founder Chase Freo shares that “We welcome this hearty endorsement of the work we have done to power up the gaming landscape using Web 3.0’s superpowers: open-source and community ownership.” Freo continues, saying “The $150 billion gaming industry…

Fans looking forward to Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which is set to launch early next year, may be disappointed to find out that the game may not be as open-world ala Breath of the Wild as initially thought. This comes by way of Kotaku, as they report that the game isn’t an open-world game. The Pokemon Company has responded with a statement indeed confirming its structure: In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Jubilife Village will serve as the base for surveying missions. After receiving an assignment or a request and preparing for their next excursion, players will set out from the village to study one of the various open areas of the Hisui region. After they finish the survey work, players will need to return once more to prepare for their next task. We look forward to sharing more information about exploring the Hisui region soon.The Pokemon Company via Kotaku Serebii.net’s Joe Merrick also…

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is launching later this month, and while gameplay is always an integral part of the success of any outing, the GotG experience is not nearly as complete without a rocking soundtrack. Square Enix has revealed the list of tracks that we can expect in the game and so far, it’s looking pretty good on this front. With classics like Pat Benatar’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot and A-Ha’s Take On Me, there’s just so much to choose from that will surely make you dance. Check out the list below: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Blondie – Call MeBlue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The ReaperBobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be HappyHot Chocolate – Every 1’s A WinnerWang Chung – Everybody Have Fun TonightTears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldEUROPE – The Final CountdownNew Kids on the Block – Hangin’ ToughPat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best ShotBonnie Tyler -…

If you managed to snag yourself a Nintendo Switch OLED over the weekend, there’s a big chance that your first order of business was to buy a protective pouch for it or install a screen protector. It turns out, you didn’t have to because the device actually comes with a protective cover for the glass screen. As reported by The Verge, the new Nintendo Switch OLED already has a protector of sorts, since the screen is now made of glass instead of plastic from previous versions. It is very discrete, so much so that you might not even notice that it’s there, but the “anti-scattering adhesive film” is placed to avoid the glass from shattering, actually protecting you from any untoward incidents while also providing the glass with some form of scratch protection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r6WD4jYxeY That said, it is still perfectly fine if you place a screen protector on top of…

After numerous leaks and reports, Rockstar has finally and officially announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be launching later this year for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC, with iOS and Android versions to follow in the first half of 2022. The Definitive Edition commemorates the 20th anniversary of GTA III and will contain Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas, and will feature “across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements for all three titles, while still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals.” Rockstar will be revealing more details about the collection in the weeks to come. https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/1446490576896073728 Rockstar also mentioned that it will remove existing digital versions from digital stores starting next week, so if you’ve been itching to buy those, now is your last chance. Will you be getting this definitive edition…

miHoYo has announced the brand new strategy RPG entitled Honkai Star Rail, which is set to release for PC and mobile devices. No release date was specified but its first closed beta test for limited participants will take place for PC and iOS players. Signups are now open on the official website, so head on over if you’re interested in the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCxq-jMMsAc Honkai Star Rail System Requirements PC and iOS system requirements are as follows: iOS Recommended Specs iOS 12 or lateriPhone: iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or betteriPad: iPad with Apple A12 processor or betterOctober 2018 model or later PC Recommended Specs Windows 7 or later with Intel® Core™ i5 Processor8GB of RAMNvidia GeForce GTX 970 or better Will you be trying out the latest from miHoYo?

More rumors are incoming as a “big” PlayStation remake is apparently in the works and is set to be announced in December, if a recent interview is to be believed. As spotted by Gematsu, Irish singer-songwriter Eabha McMahon, also known as AVA, seemingly let slip that she had written a song for a PlayStation game during an October 7 interview with Irish radio program, The Lunchbox (12:00 – 13:00 timeslot). You can view the quote below as taken from Gematsu: “Yeah, so that actually happened about a year and half—it was just after the pandemic hit. Michael McGlynn got in touch and just said, ‘Listen, we’re writing music for a remake of a PlayStation game’—and he’s done that a lot, he’s done a lot of writing for different games that are very well known. But I’m actually not a gamer myself.So anyway, he says, ‘Look, it’s an Irish language piece…

Rumored to be leaving back in August, Yakuza Series Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has now confirmed that he is leaving Sega / Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio on the celebration of its 10th year anniversary. Following him will be Daisuke Sato, series Director and Producer. As announced on the RGG website, the studio will be facing a restructure that will now see Masayoshi Yokoyama as the new head of the studio, thanking the fans and assuring them that “We’ll continue to do our best and let our games do the talking.” Yokoyama also expressed that the sequel to Like a Dragon is also in development, saying “Ryu Ga Gotoku’s predecessors have passed down their beliefs and know-how to each and every staff member. You can witness it in the recently released Lost Judgment and will see it in the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon which will continue Ichiban Kasuga’s story.”…

After the first look at the cast a little over a month ago, we finally get to see a glimpse of the upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City in the form of a 2-minute trailer. The movie will be based on the first 2 games, which will serve as an origin story that will go back to the horror rather than the action-packed films from a few years ago. Check out the trailer below, which features some classic callbacks to the games that fans will get a kick out of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6UGCyHZCI The cast for the film will consist of: Robbie Amell as Chris RedfieldKaya Scodelario as Claire RedfieldAvan Jogia as Leon KennedyHannah John-Kamen as Jill ValentineTom Hopper as Albert WeskerLily Gao as Ada Wong Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will release in theaters exclusively on November 24, 2021.

On November 15, Xbox commemorates 20 years of gaming, blazing a trail that has them currently as one of the biggest players in the gaming industry. In celebration, Xbox has announced a couple of peripherals that looks back at their history and how this has shaped the brand today. Xbox 20th Anniversary Special Edition Wireless Controller Covered in a translucent black finish that is reminiscent of the original Xbox Debug Kit, the Xbox 20th Anniversary Special Edition Wireless Controller will be a nostalgia hit for fans of the brand. Accented by a green logo and green textured grips, the controller will come with an exclusive 20th anniversary dynamic background once connected to your console. The controller will be available on November 15 and will retail for $69.99 or around PHP3,500. Xbox 20th Anniversary Special Edition Stereo Headset Similar to the controller, the 20th anniversary stereo headset is also draped in…

The world’s best Dota 2 athletes are ready to face off in the biggest tournament of their lives and to perform at their best, Secretlab and Valve have partnered to bring the TITAN Evo 2022 The International 10 Edition to power up the tournament and provide these pros with comfort and style. For the first time in history, these previously tournament exclusive chairs will be on sale in limited quantities over at the official store in Lazada or Shopee, so if you’re a big Dota 2 fan and you’ve been meaning to get one for the longest time, this is your chance. Co-founder and CEO of Secretlab Ian Ang shares his excitement for this partnership, saying “As fans ourselves, we’ve been waiting two years for the return of The International and can’t wait to watch the teams in action in their battle for the Aegis. Having grown familiar with Secretlab…

Despite not being a complete, full-sized upgrade, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model is still very much highly anticipated, especially here in the Philippines. A lot of gamers have been inquiring as to when the release will happen and how much it will cost, especially since local retailers have not put out any announcement yet. There’s a bit of good news on that front if you’re looking forward to getting one on release day. According to trusted Malaysian site Gamerbraves, they seem to have confirmed both the official release date and price of the Nintendo Switch OLED Model from Maxsoft, saying that Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines will be getting their stocks on October 8 alongside the worldwide release. They continue to say that “We have official confirmation that the console will be available at RRP RM 1,699 / SGD 549 / PHP 19,999. Details regarding retailers and pricing in other…

Previously available only for the Gold Edition, EA has since announced that Battlefield 2042 will now offer a free PS5 and Xbox Series upgrade to players who have purchased the standard edition of game digitally. This means that even if you are playing on the PS4 and Xbox One, should you have the chance to upgrade to the new consoles in the future, you can upgrade without paying extra. This is a departure from EA’s previous announcement, which pegged the dual entitlement upgrade as part of the Gold Edition, which retails for $99.99 (around PHP5,000). Physical owners of the game will have to wait for an update from EA to see if dual entitlement will affect them as well since it is only available for digital editions at the moment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdA6V5PIEFw Battlefield 2042 will release on November 19 after a slight delay for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

During the recently concluded 20th anniversary showcase of the franchise, Ubisoft has announced Ghost Recon Frontline, the latest entry in its long-running Tom Clancy line of games and a departure for the series that will now on take a free-to-play model and will be available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Amazon Luna, and PC. Ghost Recon Frontline will feature its new flagship mode called “Expedition” and is a first-person PvP focused shooter in the Ghost Recon universe that places more than 100 players (in teams of 3) ala battle royale, with a twist. In the game, there is no last team standing mechanic but will instead feature dynamic objectives across the map that will have intel to collect. Get enough intel and head to the extraction point, where other teams may work to stop the leading team from leaving Drakemoor Island. Players will be able to choose…

In a surprise announcement by Masahiro Sakurai during the Sora reveal, Kingdom Hearts will finally be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, albeit as Cloud Versions. The 3 games will be HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III, with no specified release date. Being Cloud versions, you’ll certainly need a high-speed internet connection to enjoy and access these titles. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1445397581215973384 With this release, that makes all almost all (if not all) KH games now available on the Nintendo Switch, with Melody of Memory being the most recent one. Are you happy about this announcement? Will you be playing them once they become available?